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One big reason the emails from WikiLeaks aren't as damaging for Hillary Clinton? Donald Trump

Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, which has published the private emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman. (Steffi Loos / AFP/Getty Images)
Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, which has published the private emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman. (Steffi Loos / AFP/Getty Images)

When Donald Trump charges that the media are plotting against him, he often points to the hacked private emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, now available for the world to see on WikiLeaks.

A bewildered Trump asks repeatedly how these disclosures are not dominating the news cycle. 

In another presidential election, they just might be. Tucked into the thousands of mundane exchanges that Russian hackers allegedly extracted from John Podesta’s inbox are some revelations embarrassing to the Clinton campaign.

But Trump has seen to it that they are never dwelt on for long. As with so many other issues that have emerged in this race — including those where Trump would probably benefit from voters focusing on them — the WikiLeaks disclosures are getting eclipsed by Trump himself.

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